To the Alumni and Students of Bayside High School, one and all,
We are pleased to announce the formation of a new and improved alumni association under the new name “Friends of Bayside High School Inc”. The alumni association connects our present to our future and our past to our present, linking our current students to the people and activities of those that have gone before us and giving you insights into what you will inherit and appreciate later that will keep you connected to the friends you’ve made and the school you attended after you graduate, and for those that have graduated it will provide you with the resources to keep in touch with the people and the school that have played such a significant and loving role in your life.
The alumni association, Friends of Bayside High School, plays an instrumental role in helping produce reunions of past classes of graduates to help keep us all connected while also providing scholarships and awards to outstanding graduating students along with financial aid for current school programs that can use our help.
We have a website, FriendsofBaysideHighSchool.org that is now programmed by the students and is, and will always be a work in progress as we constantly innovate to meet the needs of our members and of the school. Log in, sign up, and stay connected :
Gregg P. Sullivan
Meet Your Alumni Board
Gregg P. Sullivan
Mr. Sullivan is a graduate of Bayside High School and was the President of his Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes. He went on to a career in Film and Television working at CBS Network TV for ten years before moving out to Hollywood to develop and run his own studios working with over 300 major feature films with Paramount, Disney, Universal, Sony and 20th Century Fox.
Mr. Sullivan was also the lead consultant at the University of Southern California in their Entertainment Technology Center where he developed internet technologies for film production and distribution. Mr. Sullivan is also involved with many philanthropic enterprises from donating a neighborhood web tv channel to Bayside with BaysideLiveTV.com to a non-profit to save animals
As the parent of a Bayside High School graduate, and parent leader in the School Leadership Team & PTA during her 4 years, I was happy to support the school through parent involvement. When the need for an alumni/community organization arose, I was happy to take part as a member of the executive board for Friends of Bayside High School. This is our first year and we are off to a great start with the 80th Anniversary celebration planning. A greater undertaking is the Alumni directory you are reading here. We hope to connect all the alumni through Friends of Bayside High School and continue the support to the students, present and future. This is only possible with your support to which I say, sincerely, Thank You! Dave Solano, V.P.
Ting F. Wong
The father of a Bayside High School graduate, Ting F Wong, CPA, retired from NYS Dept. of Taxation & Finance after more than 30 years of service as a tax auditor. During school years ’12/’13 and ’13/’14 he served as the Treasurer of the Bayside High School PTA. Currently, he serves as the Treasurer on the Executive Board of Friends of Bayside High School. Mr. Wong is passionate about his work for achieving organizational integrity, and maintaining accurate financial records for each organization he serves.
Trustee & BHS Teacher
Vanessa Valente graduated from Bayside High School in 1992. In addition to working as an English teacher during her tenure as a BHS teacher since 1998, she has also served on the School Leadership Team, the school’s UFT Executive Board as a delegate, the Safety Committee, and as an advisor to numerous clubs. Outside of school, Ms. Valente has served as a Trustee on the Gold Coast Library Board. As Alumni Director and Trustee, Ms. Valente establishes and maintains contact with Bayside graduates and works to bridge the gaps between yesterday’s graduates and today’s successes. Her roles include planning, networking and contributing to meaningful and responsible decision-making at monthly board meetings.